Search Results: "Seth Stevenson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2010

"A limitless world squeezed through a limited scope. Disappointing."
An anemic travelogue from a Slate contributor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIMBLEDON GREEN by Seth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A humble hobby is pursued with Indiana Jones-style vigor."
How did the world's greatest comic collector get to be so great? And what's with the hats? Read full book review >

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PUPPY POOL PARTY! by Seth Casteel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"These precocious pups will appeal to a wide audience of dog lovers, including beginning readers and older readers. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A passel of pups play underwater at their own pool party in this simple story illustrated with high-quality photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"Not much consideration of the broader implications here, but this chronicle of Cunningham's deliberate duplicity certainly has the power to shock."
Former Associated Press reporter Hettena dissects one of the decade's most notorious political scandals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHINING CITY by Seth Greenland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"One character's adage that '[t]he world is made up of masters and slaves' proves hilariously prophetic in this novel about a 'Family-values' pimp."
Rarely do novels that are so ruthlessly satiric have such a warm heart. Read full book review >

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Journey to Galumphagos by Seth Eisner
Released: Aug. 4, 2013

"A well-paced, delightful children's book with a moral that's clear without being heavy-handed."
In this entertaining, fantastical adventure for middle-grade readers, three siblings discover that running away from problems might create more of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A potent reminder of the explosiveness of 1960s politics and how far elements of the government were (and perhaps still are) willing to go to undermine civil liberties."
A kaleidoscopic look at the FBI's willingness to undermine American citizens during the 1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORN-FED by James Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"But readers overwhelmed by the recent tsunami of daffy, clever verse will find the reflective, faintly elegiac tone here a cornsiderable relief and a different reason to smile. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Despite the title, Stevenson's latest corncatenation of poems and pictures, or at least its second half, has an urban flavor, from buses full of children "[l]ooking for the universe" pulling up to the Hayden Planetarium to "I love dawn, / Especially with / New York City / under it" paired to a skyline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING AT LIBERTY by Harvey Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"This emotional manipulation renders the offering just another piece of propaganda, however artfully done. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A highly metaphorical account of the creation and installation of the Statue of Liberty furnishes plenty of poetic and patriotic fervor but little objective substance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORST PERSON'S CHRISTMAS by James Stevenson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"As usual, Stevenson's expertly scribbled illustrations are more than half the fun—eye-pleasing and witty. (Picture book. 4+)"
It was inevitable that this perennial Scrooge would finally encounter Christmas and mellow just a bit; still, fans should be amused by his typically curmudgeonly shenanigans before an unpremeditated sled journey precipitates him into a neighborhood party that softens him up in spite of himself. Read full book review >

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THE MUD FLAT OLYMPICS by James Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A lovely early chapter book that adults will find difficult to resist sharing aloud. (Fiction/Easy reader. 4-10)"
The animals' sports meet is the most good-natured of field days, from the eagerly anticipated arrival of the opossum Burbank with the torch to the celebratory picnic when Ardsley and Hastings (elephants) sing a duet as the others drift contentedly off to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OLDEST ELF by James Stevenson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Created by an elf who's no where near Elwyn's age, this Christmas fantasy is written with sweetness and wit, infused with nostalgia for the good old days, and brimming with appeal for the good old now. (Picture book. 5+)"
In Santa's up-to-the-minute workshop, video games beep, battery-operated toys are the order of the day, and Blitzen has been replaced by a female reindeer, Josephine. Read full book review >